Tim Judd wrote: > On 6/18/09, John Almberg <jalmb...@identry.com> wrote: > >> On Jun 18, 2009, at 4:14 PM, Tim Judd wrote: >> >> >>> What kind of application? This is so we can gear a hardware that is >>> powerful enough to power your application. >>> >>> Naming the application and/or website would be a good addition. >>> >> It's main purpose is to fetch videos off a local server (i.e., on the >> same lan it's plugged into), convert them into flash videos, and >> upload them to a remote server. >> >> There will also be a small web application that will be used to >> manage the application. >> >> Why do we need this little box, at all? I.e., why can't the whole >> thing be done by a remote server? It probably could, but my client >> feels that this little box makes his service 'concrete' and easier to >> sell. It's something his customers can hold and marvel at. >> >> Marketing... go figure. >> >> I'm thinking something like the Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Intel Atom >> processor 330 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo, might do >> the trick. >> >> -- John >> >> > > > John, so I'd use a system board like you described in preference to > all other boards that are referenced or called a "embedded" board. > Video processing can be very CPU intensive, plus RAM intensive. I > didn't actually look at that product you posted, but that would be the > gear I would start looking at. > > > I've read reports (and forgotten it's source since then) that some > Intel Atom processors work well, some don't with FreeBSD. This was > something I read within a couple months, so I would see if anyone here > can provide input on pros and cons on weather that particular Atom > model number is well received and well tested. > > Nothing like developing a product based on inadequate or crappy > hardware OR support. Do lots of prototypes, that's the only sure way > to test. > > > --Tim >
There was a discussion on this a few days ago. I happen to have one of these Atom based systems, a Shuttle X27D: CPU: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 330 @ 1.60GHz (1596.01-MHz 686-class CPU) Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x106c2 Stepping = 2 Features=0xbfe9fbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE> Features2=0x40e31d<SSE3,DTES64,MON,DS_CPL,TM2,SSSE3,CX16,xTPR,PDCM,<b22>> AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM> AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF> Cores per package: 2 Logical CPUs per core: 2 real memory = 2137915392 (2038 MB) avail memory = 2086662144 (1989 MB) ACPI APIC Table: <Shuttl Shuttle > FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID: 0 cpu1 (AP/HT): APIC ID: 1 cpu2 (AP): APIC ID: 2 cpu3 (AP/HT): APIC ID: 3 ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 4 ioapic0 <Version 2.0> irqs 0-23 This works nicely with FreeBSD (needs only a sysctl setting to hush some messages on absurd temperature measurements - all onboard devices work). One disappointing thing about it: the one and only fan in the system failed about after a week of continuous operation. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"